ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The Danish Red Cross and International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies are making progress with their first ever catastrophe bond transaction, revealing a tiered trigger structure designed to ensure that impactful volcanic eruptions cause the cat bond to pay out. The international humanitarian movement announced last year that it was […]

ОРИГИНАЛЬНАЯ ПУБЛИКАЦИЯ ЗДЕСЬ Кабмин утвердил стратегию по снижению риска бедствий в Узбекистане, главная цель которой — защита населения и территорий от чрезвычайных ситуаций. Кабинет Министров 12 апреля утвердил стратегию достижения целей «Сендайской рамочной программы по снижению риска бедствий на 2015−2030 годы» и национальный план по ее реализации, сообщила Norma.uz. Цель стратегии — повышение эффективности реформ в сфере комплексной защиты населения и территорий от бедствий и существенное сокращение к 2030 году числа погибших и пострадавших, а также […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Disaster risks and costs are on the rise in Asia, a region where under-insurance is still the norm and spending by government’s on contingent sources of disaster risk financing relatively scarce, leading the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to call for more to be done. Among the issues cited as requiring more focus, […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Disaster risks and costs are on the rise in Asia, a region where under-insurance is still the norm and spending by government’s on contingent sources of disaster risk financing relatively scarce, leading the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to call for more to be done. Among the issues cited as requiring more focus, […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES (12 April 2019) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a 5-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to accelerate progress towards sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific The MOU was signed by ADB President Mr. Takehiko Nakao and UNDP Administrator Mr. […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE WASHINGTON, DC — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to accelerate progress towards sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. The MOU was signed by ADB President Mr. Takehiko Nakao and UNDP Administrator Mr. Achim Steiner in Washington, DC. The […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Developing Asia “urgently” needs to build more resilience to natural catastrophes through better planning, setting aside government budget, and encouraging insurance, according to new research by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). A mere 8% of Asia’s catastrophe losses since 1980 have been covered be re/insurance, the ADB noted in its economic publication, […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The World Bank is targeting the development of a second iteration of the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility, an improved PEF 2.0 as it is being called, which it expects to be marketed around May 2020, prior to the maturing of the first transaction. The World Bank is calling for assistance from risk […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE India has launched a UN-backed initiative to tap the private sector to reduce the country’s exposure to disasters and the huge economic losses that they cause. The initiative, called ARISE India, started last month, would “turn the private sector’s attention to the importance of action before a disaster strikes and to take […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE 中国香港(2019年4月3日讯)— 亚洲开发银行(亚行)年度经济旗舰报告《2019年亚洲发展展望》表明,亚洲地区面临的灾害风险不断增加,亚洲发展中国家急需建立应对机制,在灾害发生前通过完善规划、制定政府预算并鼓励保险投入,增强应对能力。 亚行首席经济学家泽田康幸(Yasuyuki Sawada)先生表示,“每五个受自然灾害影响的人中有四个生活在亚洲。虽然近年来亚洲率先减少灾害风险,但仍需采取更多行动,从而在国家和社区层面着手解决脆弱性问题并制定应对措施。” 灾害通常更容易对贫困和边缘家庭、小企业以及太平洋岛国等小而偏远的国家造成重大影响。尽管气候变化加剧了自然灾害,快速城镇化也使风险不断增加,但自1980年以来,亚洲地区仅有8%的自然灾害获得了保险赔偿。